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Rear Brake Pads Fitting?
« on: March 29, 2017, 07:55:21 PM »
Hi All

Just wondered if anyone has fitted rear pads of their Mazda 3 , I think you need the special tool to push the piston back.

Is is a straight forward job?

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Re: Rear Brake Pads Fitting?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 09:59:55 PM »
Yes you need to wind it back. I put two philips screw drivers in the holes and crossed them and turned it back. A very DIY job but the wind back tool would be the best

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Re: Rear Brake Pads Fitting?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 08:41:58 PM »
Hi

Noticed there are right and left handed piston wind back tools , am I right in saying I need the right hand thread version and would this work? below


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAKE-CALIPER-PISTON-REWIND-TOOL-RIGHT-HANDED-SET-WIND-BACK-KIT-UNIVERSAL-15-57-/131686795146?hash=item1ea925078a:g:6M4AAOSwX~dWkks0

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Re: Rear Brake Pads Fitting?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 10:17:28 AM »
Although I haven't done mine yet (I have a Mk1) I know that, through my investigations in preparation (videos etc)  for the job, that right up until 2014 all rear calipers turn in clockwise.

And I don't think that Mazda would have really changed much for the 3rd generation but I couldn't find much on it - hopefully someone with a 3rd gen has done the job already..

In saying that, a right hand thread rewind tool is the one that turns the caliper clockwise.

Hope it helps.

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Re: Rear Brake Pads Fitting?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 10:39:06 PM »
Although I haven't done mine yet (I have a Mk1) I know that, through my investigations in preparation (videos etc)  for the job, that right up until 2014 all rear calipers turn in clockwise.

And I don't think that Mazda would have really changed much for the 3rd generation but I couldn't find much on it - hopefully someone with a 3rd gen has done the job already..

In saying that, a right hand thread rewind tool is the one that turns the caliper clockwise.

Hope it helps.

Marc

Thanks Marc think it's the 32mm size I need reading into this

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Re: Rear Brake Pads Fitting?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 10:39:06 PM »